Monday, March 11, 2019
Big War Movie Themes - Geoff Love & his Orchestra
It struck me though, that although I had seen a good number of the films featured, that I hadn't seen them all. Also, I wondered how well these classic movies stand up when watched with modern eyes some 48 years later. So I've decided to watch all 12 movies in the order they appear on the album (see the second photograph below) and rate the movie along with it's historical accuracy and depiction of conflict. With modern offerings like Saving Private Ryan, Letters from Iwo Jima, Band of Brothers and Fury the benchmark for modern war films, it will be very interesting to see how they stand up.
If you want to play along with me then I'll post the next film at the bottom of the review post. For fun I'll also be noting how much it cost me to get the movie (if I don't have it already) and what medium I watched it on. I'll be very interested in your own memories and review.
Right - so here we go, first up:
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)